Ingestion habits that put teeth at risk
Substances that cause tooth decay:
Frequent snacking habits also cause food to stick to the teeth while frequently sipping soda has a corrosive effect on the teeth and a bacteria causing effect on the gums. Similarly tobacco smoke can be another major cause for corroded teeth, not only causing nicotine stains but also direct corrosion on teeth due to the presence of tar.
Parents are also encouraged not to feed their babies with milk, juices or other drinks containing sugar as the sugar sticks on overnight hence making it easier for oral bacteria to attack.
Eating disorders that put oral health to a risk:
Eating disorders can be classified into certain kinds of illnesses like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and various others. Such kinds of eating disorders often cause the patient to have emotional, behavioral and attitudinal problems in relation to food and body-weight related issues. Other than the most obvious defects like lack of nutrition, such disorders can often make the patient empty the contents of their stomach through their mouths. This may cause digestive gastric juices to corrode away at the teeth. This combined with the lack of nutritional components like Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Fiber and Calcium can cause to become brittle and erode very easily. This can even cause teeth to chip away.
It is very important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet in order to have good oral health. A diet that consists of ample amount of fresh and crunchy fruits and vegetables helps maintain a steady source of vitamins and fiber. Such nutrients in turn not only directly affect the strength of teeth but also help in cleansing our system and safe-guarding against oral bacteria.